Attems, Dr Johannes

Professor Johannes AttemsProfessor of Neuropathology, Honorary Consultant Pathologist

  • Professor of Neuropathology, Honorary Consultant Pathologist
  • Tel: 0191 248 1231
  • GMC Code: 7040179
  • Qualifications: In Pathology, Histopathology
  • Special Interests

    Age associated neurodegeneration (eg, Alzheimer’s disease).

  • Biography

    I studied Medicine in Vienna, Austria where I also had my specialised medical training. From 2004 to 2009 I was Consultant Pathologist at OWS - Vienna.

    Besides my clinical work, I carried out research and my scientific work earned me the award of the ‘venia docendi’ (Associate Professor) in 2008. In September 2009, I took up a position as Reader and Honorary Consultant Pathologist in Newcastle, where I was promoted to Professor of Neuropathology in 2013.

    I am Director - Neuropathology of the NBTR (Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource), Chair of BDR (Brains for Dementia Research) - Neuropathology, and of Departmental Teaching for Pathology and Member of the ARUK Scientific Advisory Board - see: for more details. 

  • Directorate

    Cellular Pathology

  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Surgical neuropathology

  • Name of Secretary
    Sally Warburton
  • Johannes Attems 
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